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Emily Bouchet

More choice and flexibility for HSC students in a disrupted final year of high school

Year 12 students who have had their HSC studies disrupted by COVID-19 will be able to apply to study at Western Sydney University based in part on their Year 11 results.


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Western Sydney University continues to rise in world rankings

Western Sydney University has strengthened its position in the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, rising to 251st in the world and firmly cementing its position within the top two per cent of universities worldwide.

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Construction commences on Charter Hall and Western Sydney University’s Westmead Innovation Quarter

Charter Hall Group and Western Sydney University have celebrated construction commencing at their $350 million joint venture project, ‘Innovation Quarter’ (iQ) in Westmead.

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Caddens Corner to boost amenities and jobs for Western Sydney

When Caddens Corner opens its doors mid-November, the community will benefit from an exciting new retail and cultural precinct, as well as over 400 new jobs for Western Sydney.

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Emeritus Professor Scott Bowman AO appointed new Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Western Sydney University is pleased to announce the appointment of Emeritus Professor Scott Bowman AO as its new Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor.


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Statistical analysis weighs the risks in the fight against COVID-19

Western Sydney University researchers have used advanced statistical analysis to better understand how countries are impacted by COVID-19.


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International study provides welcome news for pregnant women with Type 2 diabetes

A world-first, international study of a common treatment for women with Type 2 diabetes, has found that the drug may also offer a range of health benefits should they become pregnant.




Expert opinion

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Opinion: The Olympics strive for political neutrality. So, how will they deal with surging athlete activism?

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has long tried to insulate itself from politics in society, but wider issues have always been a part of sport - including the Olympics.


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Opinion: Paid parental leave needs an overhaul if governments want us to have ‘one for the country’

As Australia and New Zealand face the realities of slow growth, or even a decline in population, it’s time to ask if their governments are doing enough.




Awards and appointments

Early career researcher recognised with humanities fellowship

Western Sydney University congratulates Dr Jason Tuckwell, School of Humanities and Communications Arts, who has been awarded a fellowship from the Australian Academy of the Humanities.


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Western academic to guide the development of Australia’s oral health policies

Dr Amit Arora has been appointed as Co-Convenor of the Oral Health Special Interest Group (SIG) within the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA).